Based on real Cantonese course curricula, Novus Language can help anyone learn to speak Cantonese fluently.
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Learning a new language is not for the faint of heart. Cantonese in particular has been described by many as a difficult language to learn. For the bold this would be a welcomed challenge!
Thai Cantonese Basic Course is a course in spoken Cantonese. It uses all the basic grammatical structures of the language and a vocabulary of approximately 950 words. The subject matter of the course deals with daily life in Hong Kong. The course was designed to be taught in an intensive language program of 25-30 class hours a week. There are 30 lessons in the course. Each lesson contains five sections: Basic Conversation to be memorized, Notes, Pattern Drills, Structural drills, Conversations for Listening, a listening comprehension section, and Say it in Cantonese, English to Cantonese practice, much of it in conversational question-answer form, in which students activate what they have learned in the lesson.
The early lessons in addition contain explanation and practice drills on pronunciation points, and classroom phrases for the students to learn to respond to when used by the teacher.
The objectives of the course are to teach students to speak Standard Cantonese in the locales where Cantonese is spoken. Also, to speak it fluently and grammatically with acceptable pronunciation, within the scope of topics of daily life. The course was not designed to lay the groundwork for learning the written language . At the end of the course students will be able to buy things; talk on the telephone; ask and give directions; handle money; discuss events past, present, and future; make comparisons; talk about themselves and their families; tell time; order simple meals; talk with the landlord, doctor, servant, bellboy, cabdriver, waiter, sales-clerk; discuss what, when, where, why, who, how, how much. They will not be able to discuss politics or their jobs or other topics of a specialized nature.
All the conversations and drills in this book were written by native Cantonese speakers working under the direction of an American linguist who specified which grammatical points to cover and what situations were required.
Each lesson begins with a Basic Conversation covering a daily life situation.
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